The VC10 is a four-engined passenger, freight or tanker aircraft
that can carry 150 troops over 3,600 miles (5,800km) unrefuelled. The
VC10 has been into service with the RAF since 1966. This particular
aircraft was used by the British RAF as a dedicated tanker aircraft can
that could carry up to 78 tonnes of fuel. It was presumably stationed at
the Brize Norton (BZN) RAF base in the UK (see http://www.raf.mod.uk/rafbrizenorton/index.html)
because a placard on the co-pilot's panel lists eight radio frequencies
for BZN, including ground, tower, approach, operations, etc.
Two-page BOAC Vickers Super VC-10 advertisement, Flight, 8 July 1960
The Pilot's and Co-pilot's panels
The pictures below show the pilot's, co-pilot's and navigation
instrument panels from a Vickers VC10 aircraft. An overview from the
flight manual is also shown to show the location of the panels relative
to eachother. Links to other VC10 web sites are given below. The panels
below contain a number of original lights and switches, as well as
placards. The layout of the panels are slightly different from that
shown on the overview. This panel is not in my possession anymore
as I decided not to start restoring it due to lack of space.
RAF Surplus Aircraft Instruments sells vintage parts from British aircraft. These include WW II aircraft and older, such as the AVRO Lancaster and Tiger Moth. It is nice to browse through is gallery with instrument images. The best on-line site for ex-RAF instruments, equipment and clothing.
Boneyard2U sells parts from USAF and Navy aircraft (F-4, A-7, S-2, A-4, F-8, B-52 and others) and from commercial airliners. I do recommended a visit to Lee's site or his Ebay store.
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